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A Mermaid’s Song

In my Friday ArtFire post, I mentioned the new ArtFire collections.  I didn’t know that at the time they were still testing them and weren’t available to all members, but luckily they went live a few hours later and I got to make my first Collection yesterday.   The theme for my first collection was a complete no-brainer, I love the sea, I’m surrounded by the sea and I’ve just come back from 3 days of the most gorgeous sea and scenery in Gozo, so I made A Mermaid’s Song.

First, some shots of Gozo …

The Azure Window at Dwejra

Xlendi Tower, built in 1650 by The Order Of St. John

Xlendi Cliffs

… and here’s my first Artfire Collection:

Comments and ratings on the Collection page are very welcome! :)

Fiery Fridays – 06.Aug.10

More happy times on ArtFire this week, mostly thanks to my wonderful first customer who blogged and also left me fantastic feedback!  :)   Helen sells lovely jewellery and cute felt creations on ArtFire, be sure to take a look at her shop!

I was away for three days at the beginning of this week, and on my return I found myself in a happy, bright and wonderfully green Collection, which is a new ArtFire feature similar to the Etsy Treasury.  I haven’t tried making one myself yet, but I’ll have one done to show you by next week! :)

To finish off my weekly ArtFire post, here are my picks from more shops in Europe:

Featured shops:

NOTON, MeganJaneJewellery,
m.a.p.h i.a, AliBaliJewellery.

Fiery Fridays

My experience on ArtFire has been totally positive so far.  I added my ArtFire Kiosk to my Facebook business page without any problems.  With MyEtsy, I was restricted to having my Etsy shop on my profile page rather than my fanpage, although it is something that may have been resolved since I tried it last.

Another very positive thing I did this week was to join the Handmade In Europe Guild.  The team members are really helpful and have made me feel really welcome! :)

Here are some of the team members’ wonderful creations:

Featured shops:

KittyBallistic, BabsBeadsandDesign,
LauraCameronCatsWire.

Jumping into the Fire!

I opened an ArtFire store a while back and didn’t do much to it apart from adding a couple of listings.  Views were really low on it and I was wondering how to proceed when I received a promotional offer to upgrade to Pro member for just $1 for the first month.  The membership could be downgraded again whenever I wanted, so I thought there really was nothing to lose to try it out.

So far I’m really impressed with the Pro features, which include an Etsy Item Importer with the facility to import either a single item or all items at once, and a Global Editor, which makes it really easy to make changes to a number of items all together.  There are a number of other features I still need to look into, including a Facebook Kiosk Application which I’m hoping will let me have my shop items on my Business Page rather than on my personal profile as seems to be the case with the Etsy Application for Facebook.  What I really like is the Rapid Cart feature which I’ve implemented here on my blog to allow anyone to purchase from my ArtFire store without having to create an account first.

I’ll be maintaining both my Etsy and ArtFire shops for the time being, but increasing the promotion on the ArtFire one instead of letting it lie dormant. 

Updates to follow, in the meantime I’d love to hear from anyone with a similar experience! :)